Manchester City opened up an 11-point gap over champions Chelsea when they beat Crystal Palace 1-0 with a stoppage-time goal on Saturday after Chelsea crashed to a 3-1 defeat at Everton.City looked set to drop their first points of the season until 18-year-old Nigerian teenage substitute Kelechi Iheanacho, whose only other appearance for the club was for a minute against Watford two weeks ago, struck late at Selhurst Park.Manuel Pellegrini’s team moved to 15 points from five matches having scored 11 goals without conceding any and they top the table from Arsenal, who beat Stoke City 2-0 at the Emirates.“We knew it was going to be a tough game with the first team in the table playing the second,” Pellegrini told Sky Sports.“They are a very good team, in a good moment, so it was a very important three points.“But we dominated the second half and had the better chances.”While Iheanacho came off the bench to secure the points for City, Everton’s Scotland striker Steven Naismith did exactly the same in the early match against Chelsea at Goodison Park.He replaced the injured Mo Besic and within 12 minutes had scored with a header and a left-foot shot to put Everton 2-0 up.PALE SHADOWNemanja Matic pulled Chelsea back into the game with a well-taken 30-metre drive nine minutes before the break, but Chelsea rarely threatened again and look a pale shadow of the team that won the title last season.Naismith completed his hat-trick with a right-foot shot seven minutes from time.Chelsea have already lost three times — as many as they did in the whole of last season — but manager Jose Mourinho remained defiant.“I don’t blame the players and I don’t blame myself. They are the worst results ever in my career but I am comfortable with the situation,” Mourinho said.“I do not think there is a better manager than me to come to Chelsea and to do my job. I am the man for the job. I have done so many good things for Chelsea, but now I am the man with the bad results, but give me the responsibility and I will sort this out.”Arsenal, who grabbed their first home win and goals of the season with a 2-0 victory over Stoke thanks to goals from Theo Walcott and Olivier Giroud, moved up to 10 points.Palace are third with nine, one ahead of Everton, at least until Manchester United and Liverpool meet in the late match at Old Trafford.Norwich City beat Bournemouth 3-1 and Watford ended their four-match run without a goal when they beat Swansea City 1-0 thanks to Odio Ighalo’s second-half strike which secured their first win of the season.Their victory was tarnished, however, when Valon Behrami was sent after appearing to stamp on Andre Ayew.West Bromwich Albion and Southampton drew 0-0.
Marcos Baghdatis’ retirement was confirmed by a 6-1 7-6 (4) 6-3 defeat to Matteo Berrettini.The 34-year-old Cypriot announced his plans to call time on his career when his Wimbledon campaign ended, which came in round two at the hands of the Italian.Baghdatis treated the crowd after the match ended, handing out equipment and even his shoes to the fans on Court Two.Roger Federer, who beat Baghdatis in the 2006 Australian Open final, led the tributes.He said: “I remember Marcos when I played him at the US Open in a night session match. He was still very young. He had super long hair. I don’t know, I think he took a set off me, too.“You could see how good he could become because he had the speed, simple technique, forehand, backhand, which is always going to help you throughout the course of your career.“He also had a winner mentality, liked the big stage. I think that’s also one of the reasons he did well here and also in Australia when the big matches came about.“Off the court, he was always a lovely guy, always very funny, easygoing, good to be around with. So, yeah, I liked him on the court, off the court. I think for Cyprus, he did so much coming from such a small country and becoming, you know, a sporting superstar. I’m sure that was a big deal at home.“You know, this is his last hurrah, but I hope he can go out in style, do it his way. He’s always been a joy to watch also for us players, so we’ll miss him once he retires.”
Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Duterte promises to look for funds to establish rail transport in Cebu ‘It’s not my shame’: Why Filipino women are calling out sexual misconduct on social media Newsome and Cliff Hodge, though had other plans as they teamed up to bring Meralco’s lead back up to nine, 91-82, in the final minute to secure the win.White topped Mahindra with 33 points, 16 rebounds, and four blocks, while Alex Mallari came off the bench and tallied 21 markers, seven assists, and five boards.The Scores:MERALCO 94 – Amer 19, Newsome 17, Stepheson 11, Caram 10, Hodge 9, Chua 8, Dillinger 8, Uyloan 6, Hugnatan 4, Nabong 2, Daquioag 0, Faundo 0.MAHINDRA 86 – White 33, Mallari 21, Celda 9, Galanza 9, Arana 5, Salva 3, Ballesteros 2, Nimes 2, Deutchman 2, Paniamogan 0, Revilla 0, Caperal 0, David 0, Yee 0.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES “We needed it. We worked very hard in the offseason to try to improve our game,” said coach Norman Black.Alex Stepheson was also a stable force down low, finishing with 11 points, 21 rebounds and three blocks in his debut.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSBreak new groundSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return“We tried to recruit an import who can fill our needs in the middle, but we still need to give Alex time to get in shape. He needs to work on his conditioning, but in terms of him controlling the defensive boards, he really helps us in that area,” said Black of his new reinforcement.The Bolts were in control for the majority of the game, holding a 78-67 lead midway in the fourth quarter before James White closed the Floodbuster within four, 86-82, with 1:52 remaining. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMeralco started its 2017 PBA Commissioner’s Cup campaign on the right track, outlasting Mahindra, 94-86, Friday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.Baser Amer topped the Bolts with 19 points on a 3-of-7 shooting from three, to go with three rebounds, and three assists, while Chris Newsome added 17 markers, seven boards, and seven dimes.ADVERTISEMENT Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite Quarters: 22-18, 44-33, 66-58, 94-86. Taal Volcano evacuees warned against going home Panelo: Duterte only wants to emulate strong political will of Marcos ‘Bad Boys for Life’ debuts so good with box office top spot Arado eager to prove worth in national team pool Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Palace: Crisis over ABC-CBN franchise unlikely Marcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac town ‘1917’ takes top honor at the Producers Guild Awards Prince Harry: ‘No other option’ but to cut royal ties View comments
When you’re riding high at the top of La Liga, you may think very little could upset your fanbase.We here at talkSPORT disagree, and have created 60 seconds of the worst moments from Barcelona’s history, ahead of the season’s first Clasico.This video is certainly not for faint-hearted Barcelona fans!If you’d rather watch Real Madrid fans suffer, simply click HERE.For more of the best sports entertainment on YouTube, subscribe to talkSPORT for free right here!
Calling all motorbikes – Bloodbike Northwest are having a charity run this Easter Monday leaving the Frier’s Rest, Letterkenny at noon heading to the West of Donegal via Dungloe, Glenties , Killybegs finishing up in Donegal Town .Bloodbike Northwest is a voluntary bike service recency set up in Donegal by a group of bikers to provide a bike courier out of hour service to transport small packages ie blood , cat scan discs , breast milk between hospitals in the northwest this will save the HSE many thousands of euros . We hope to have over a hundred bikes so please come along and support.CALLING ALL BIKERS – BLOODBIKE NW NEEDS YOU was last modified: March 30th, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Bloodbike NorthWest
Ivan Perisic has asked to leave Inter Milan after the Italian club rejected Arsenal’s bid to sign the forward on loan until the end of the season.The Gunners are hoping to bring Perisic to the Emirates this month with an option to make the deal permanent for £34.5million in the summer. The winger scored in the 2018 World Cup final and was widely regarded as one of the tournament’s star performers.According to reports in Italy, Arsenal are willing to offer him a huge £250,000-a-week, making him the second highest earner in the squad behind Mesut Ozil, who is on £300,000-a-week. 2 Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January 2 Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer Latest Transfer News RANKED Ivan Perisic starred at the World Cup for Croatia Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland LATEST Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade targets Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ moving on IN DEMAND REVEALED targets The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star They have reportedly offered an initial £4.4million to loan the Croatia international, but according to Sky in Italy, Inter have rejected the bid.Perisic has since submitted a transfer request as he wants to leave Inter.Guiseppe Marotta, the club’s CEO, said: “We will listen to the request of Perisic, he has put in a transfer request; we must try to satisfy him but also respect the value of him.”Perisic, 29, dropped to the bench for Sunday’s game at Torino following the submission of his transfer request. Ivan Perisic is wanted by Arsenal LIVING THE DREAM While manager Unai Emery confirmed the club will only sign players on loan this month, there are some big names linked with temporary switches to the Emirates.Barcelona outcasts Denis Suarez and Malcom are also reportedly on the Gunners’ radar as the January transfer window nears its conclusion.
A new train tour has been launched to explore some of the most beautiful locations in the Coolest Place on the Planet. Guests on the two-day tour leave Dublin destined for Donegal – taking a whistlestop tour of Belfast and Derry along the way. The tour includes luxury train travel from Dublin Connolly Station to Belfast, followed by a picturesque ride along the North Atlantic Coast from Coleraine to Derry City. The ultimate destination is Donegal for a deluxe two-night break at the luxury Harvey’s Point Hotel. But… how do travellers on the Railtours Ireland trip get across the border without any trains?The ‘train tour’ must go off the rails in order to reach the Hills of Donegal, so guests have to board a bus!Day three of the excursion explores natural delights of Donegal’s coastline such as Slieve League cliffs on the Wild Atlantic Way.Slieve LeagueAgain, getting to these tourist hotspots must be a bit tricky without any tracks… or trains. Private bus transfers are required for travelling across the county which has been without rail transport for many years. They join up to the tracks at Sligo Town once more to return to Connolly Station in Dublin.Tourists signing up to this €899pps ‘Hills of Donegal’ tour may be getting a wonderful experience of the northern counties, but there’s one crucial factor missing in Donegal they’ll want to note. Railways came to a close in Donegal in 1959, but apart from the novelty Fintown 3km journey, we haven’t had a passenger train here in decades.Can you spot what’s wrong with this train tour of Donegal? was last modified: May 29th, 2017 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegaltourTravel
The Loss Prevention Research Council (LPRC) proposed the term “organized retail crime” in the early 2000s. Since that time, the problem has only become more pervasive. Law enforcement and retailers work hard to stay abreast of emerging issues in ORC, as schemes and techniques tend to change over time.[text_ad use_post=’120744′]LPRC experts Stuart Strome, PhD, Read Hayes, PhD, Mike Giblin, and Stephanie Lin consider the latest organized retail crime news updates and issues in an article for the December 2018 issue of LPM Online. The “diversification” of ORC groups into supply chain and cyber crimes are presenting new problems for loss prevention and asset protection professionals. From the article, just one example:- Sponsor – Social Engineering Schemes. These schemes involve getting unsuspecting individuals to provide personal information (social security numbers or credit card information) for fraudulent purposes (Youngblood 2015, 103‐105). Once obtained, organized retail criminals use this fraudulent personal information to take out loans or make large purchases. Some fraudsters may contact retailers pretending to be government or educational institutions, using emails that look official but lack “.gov” or “.edu” extensions. They will make large purchases from retailers, which will be charged to the official institution’s account. They will then contact the institution claiming that the shipment was made in error, providing an address (usually a drop house) for the institution to reship the products.Read what the experts have to say on other recent ORC schemes, such as cargo theft and online fencing, in “An Update on Emerging Issues in ORC.”If you’ve missed any of our previous LPM Online editions, go to the Archives page at the end of the edition to see what you’ve missed. Be sure to be an LPM digital subscriber so you are the first to know when new issues are available. If you haven’t already, sign up on the SUBSCRIBE NOW link. (Note: if you’re already subscribed, the previous link will take you to the current issue of the print magazine.) Stay UpdatedGet critical information for loss prevention professionals, security and retail management delivered right to your inbox. Sign up now
Forrester released its annual report on US consumer technology use on Monday, and the findings make encouraging reading for wearable developers, manufacturers and enthusiasts. Twenty-one percent of all “online” adults in the U.S. now own a wearable device of some kind, with the younger generation leading the way in adoption.It’s been a big 12 months for wearables, with interest peaking around the launch of the Apple Watch in March. Since then, Samsung, Pebble and Motorola have released new flagship smartwatches of their own, while fitness-focused companies such as Fitbit and Jawbone have also been busy getting new devices out to consumers. That’s just the beginning. The Birth Of A TrendAccording to Forrester’s report, Fitbit is leading the charge, with 36 percent of the total number of wearables in use. That backs up figures released by IDC in August, which also showed Fitbit on top of the pile—and a 223 percent increase in wearable sales year-on-year for the market overall.The Nike Fuel Band and the Apple Watch are tied for second at 16 percent, while the now-discontinued Google Glass still accounts for 15 percent of wearable devices in use. That’s a promising figure for Google, if it’s ever going to bring out version 2.0 of the augmented reality spectacles, as promised. “One thing is clear—consumer adoption has taken off,” writes Forrester’s Gina Fleming. Her colleague, Julie Ask, points to the growth of the smartphone market as the primary driver behind wearable adoption, an angle that’s tough to argue with: Without the iPhone, there would be no Apple Watch. Without Android, there would be no Android Wear.Not only has the explosion in smartphone use driven down the cost of components and accelerated the miniaturization of electronics, it also gives consumers access to the apps necessary for wearable data to make sense. A Fitbit or Jawbone tracker is just a rather pointless bracelet without the software to go with it. “The combination of machine learning, which gives consumers accurate data and insights, and the added apps layer, which allows users to act on those insights, creates a winning formula,” Ask writes. “The result is that fitness wearables have matured from a ‘fun to have’ gadget for those tackling a new goal, to a category impacting the financials of entire industries.”There are plenty of challenges ahead—not least of which is getting consumers to keep using their devices once they’ve bought them—but Forrester’s is the second industry report in two months to point to promising growth. The Apple Watch may not have redefined a category in the same way the iPhone or iPad did, but it’s helping to push wrist gadgets toward the mainstream. We’ve got a lot more to look forward to over the next 12 months, as well: Improved hardware designs, more apps with greater capabilities, and a slew of VR devices that should help us all get more comfortable with wearing gadgets on our bodies.Images courtesy of Fitbit and Forrester Tags:#Apple Watch#Fitbit#Forrester#smartwatches#wearables Why Your Company’s Tech Transformation Starts W… How to Avoid Being Part of 90% of Failed Companies Related Posts Building a Workplace for the Next 100 Years david nield Why Your eCommerce Business Should Have a Pop-U…
Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Lutron Electronics has added its Caséta Wireless system to the growing list of devices that support Amazon Alexa range, which includes the Echo, Dot, Tap, and Fire TV.The Caséta Wireless system features various connected LED lights that can change color or brightness on demand. The integration of Alexa allows users to change the lights through voice commands, an ideal solution when you cannot find your smartphone.See Also: Could smart cities improve indoor air quality with home sensors?Amazon has been steadily improving the range of voice commands for the Echo, to the point it can now hear you from a few meters away. So if you want to turn the lights on when you enter your house late at night, there’s a good chance your Echo will hear you from the porch.Lutron and Amazon continue to add to smart home familyLutron already provides a mobile app, available on iOS, Apple Watch and Android, for turning on and changing the light’s colors. The system also supports other smart home hubs like Works with Nest and Apple’s HomeKit, so this is a completion of the smart home package to make sure all consumers are happy.These aren’t the first lights to take advantage of Amazon’s Alexa platform, Philips Hue, LIFX and Belkin WeMo are already integrated and offer similar functionality.Lutron’s Caséta Wireless kit currently retails for under $100, and most wireless lightbulbs launched after 2014 are compatible with the system. You can check Lutron’s compatibility page for more information.Hundreds of other devices are starting to integrate with Amazon’s platform, as customers start to realise the benefits of the Echo, Dot, and Tap in everyday life. Even platform hubs like the Nest thermostat and SmartThings are integrated with Alexa, taking advantage of the voice commands and APIs Amazon has on offer. Related Posts How Myia Health’s Partnership with Mercy Virtua… Follow the Puck Tags:#Alexa#Amazon Echo#belkin#Caséta Wireless#Fire TV#HomeKit#Internet of Things#IoT#LED lights#LIFX#Lutron#Nest#Philips#smart home David Curry What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech …